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Changes in store for Crop Over event, Bridgetown Market

One of Crop Over’s signature events will be undergoing changes this year. Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King revealed a rebirth of Bridgetown Market, which runs from August 5 to 8. The theme for the annual cultural arts and Craft Street fair, will follow “Come see the world at Bridgetown Market”. Minister King […]

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Crop Over Xplosion launches in fine style

First Citizens Crop Over Xplosion was off to a great start this afternoon as Barbadians of all walks of life were treated to a host of exciting activities. Intermittent rain did not deter people as they arrived at King George V Memorial Park with numbers picking up just after 3 p.m. Barbadians could be seen […]

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#BehindTheStage – Jah Reddis

1. I am the father of two children; Mykyla King and Mason King. 2. When I am not working or performing I enjoying riding bikes. 3. One artiste I would like to work with is Lil Rick. 4. I would like to experiment with different types of soca like ragga soca and dub. 5. A […]

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Motivational Manning

Public Figure, MC and Talk Show Host, Joel Bajan DJ Khalid Manning is a 25-year-young man who is focused on empowering people by using his voice as his platform to inspire and motivate his peers and the wider society to do better. He told Bajan Vibes that he is energetic about using his talent to influence change, […]

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Zane Corbin wins with Boat Ride

Zane Corbin received top honours at the St James Parish Independence Committee talent show when he wowed the judges with his steel pan performance of Red Plastic Bag’s Boat Ride on Saturday night at the Learning Centre, St James. During the hour and a half long show, which showcased five acts, Corbin fought off Talibah Davis who also […]

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Visual arts for Crop Over  

For the last 24 years, Barbadians have enjoyed the masterpieces created by visual artists, both newcomers and veterans, at the Courtney Blackman Grande Salle at the Tom Adams Financial Centre headquarters of the Central Bank. This year, that exhibition will take on a new dimension, as the former Crop Over Visual Arts Exhibition has now […]

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2018 is Jus D’s break out year

Antonio Johnson, or Jus D, as he’s commonly called, has everyone singing his tunes this Crop Over. The well-known writer-producer-singer is no stranger to the entertainment scene; he has written for a variety of Trinidadian artistes such as Ricardo Drue, Teddyson John and the Monk himself, Machel Montano. In 2017, he had soca lovers chipping […]

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Lady Essence ‘Ruff’ Riding

Twenty-eight-year-old Shaketa Clarke, more commonly known as Lady Essence, is a full-time Bashment Soca artiste. Her 2017 song Fluffy Gal Anthem received 26,250 views since it was released on June 8, 2017. Bajan Vibes spoke with Lady Essence about her 2018 release Ruff Ryda. Q: Who is Lady Essence? A:  Lady Essence loves the hype and is not a shy […]

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Biting social commentary

The skills of the veteran performers stole the show at the Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent last Sunday night at the St Gabriel’s School. The majority of the songs addressed the island’s economic woes and the 30-0 win by the Barbados Labour Party in the May 24 general elections. Calypsonian Colin Spencer created much buzz with […]

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Campaign backlash

The grouping of local bandleaders and promoters is charging that the recent election campaign put a massive dent on the upcoming Crop Over season. The Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM) said the timing of the election forced them to play catch-up because it encroached upon time which would have been used for marketing and sales. […]

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King tells Crop Over Thanksgiving Service ‘transformation’ is coming

The Crop Over Thanksgiving Service was held this morning at the St Barnabas Anglican Church under the theme Art of Celebration. Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King, in an address to the congregation, said the Ministry plans to transform the island’s creative  and cultural sector. “With renewed vigor, we etch our policies […]

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Cadogan’s “Own Shoes” delights audience

by Katrina King It was a night of sultry music at  the Frank Collymore Hall last Sunday for the 2018 showcase of Walkin’ in My Own Shoes. The yearly exhibition, presented by East Point Productions Inc.,  provides a platform for its students and supporters to show off their vocal abilities while at the same time raising much needed funds […]

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Fierce felines

The Wild and Exotic Grand Kadooment Band is bringing sexy felines to the Spring Garden Highway on August 6. The new band debuted their designs for Cats on Sunday at 2nd Street Holetown . Traffic was at a standstill across the West Coast night hub as some of the most popular tunes from the season blared through the speakers. Tourists and […]

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Jah Reddis Defends Bashment Music

For those who think Milton Jah Reddis King is a new kid on the block, they are quite wrong. Jah Reddis has been rhyming and creating lyrics since he was 13-years-old at the Garrison Secondary School. Back then, it was all fun and games but now the bashment soca artiste has refined his skills and has become notorious for songs […]

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Classy opening by House of Soca

There is an abundance of talent in the House of Soca Calypso Tent and much of it is young talent. Last Saturday at the Derrick Smith School & Vocational Centre fans got their moneys’ worth and then some. Amazing Dre is one of the seniors in the tent and also one of the most talented […]

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 Imani going ‘All Day Long’ for Crop Over 2018

Former Richard Stoute Teen Talent Champion Faith “Imani” Hoyte has continued to create songs which can stand the test of time. The thirty-three-year-old soca artiste is no stranger to the Crop Over stage. She has recorded many songs which left a lasting impression such as 2014 Bacchanal Road, Fire Meh and her 2017 release Meh Heart.  Bajan Vibes sat down with Imani […]

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Raheem shines as All Stars Tent opens

Sunday’s night opening of the Cave Shepherd All Stars Tent at St Gabriel’s School was not the spectacular affair it has been in previous years. Still, there was much to recommend and to enjoy for the many patrons in attendance. One of the most impressive on the night was former Junior Monarch competitor Raheem with […]

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